Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour
For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America’s most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is becoming a model for sustainable urban industrial parks. Awarded "Best Tour of 2012" by New York Magazine, this tour explores the vast 300-acre property and offers opportunities to take a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, including a a dry dock that’s been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former naval hospital annex that is virtually frozen in time, and the nation’s first multi-story LEED Gold-certified industrial building. Oral history clips and historical photographs, as well as stories of companies in the Yard today, will also be included on this tour. While we’ll use a bus to get you from place to place, guests will have the option of getting off the bus at most of the stops for a closer look. The bus is air-conditioned in the summertime and heated in the winter.